Community Windpower unveils plans for 49-turbine wind farm - report

Wind park in Scotland. Author: Ian Dick. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

January 22 (Renewables Now) - Community Windpower Ltd has launched a proposal for the construction of a 49-turbine wind farm in Scotland, the BBC reports.

The wind developer plans to invest a total of GBP 256 million (USD 355.4m/EUR 289.7m) in the local community and the wider area through the project, dubbed Faw Side. Its plan calls for the erection of the turbines near the burgh of Langholm and the town of Hawick, with 37 of the machines to be located within Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway council area. The remaining 12 turbines will be installed in the Scottish Borders Council area.

According to the report, the proposed project has raised concerns about its effect on the surrounding landscape and impact on radar devices at a Royal Air Force station in Cumbria. A scoping request on the matter has been filed with the Scottish Borders Council.

Community Windpower has more than 800 MW constructed, under construction or in development wind turbine assets in the UK, it says on its website.

(GBP 1.0 = USD 1.388/EUR 1.132)

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